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    September 7, 2012
    6:00 - 7:00am EDT  

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we are now just 06 days out from the presidential election. >> there is no time to down time. >> shooting for progress of the united states. >> president obama back out on the campaign trail today just hour after peeking at the democratic national convention. >> here at home, another deadly case of west nile virus. fox 5 morning news continues right now. straight up 6:00 on this friday, september 7th. good morning, everyone. take live look over washington,
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de. temperatures in the 70s. a little bit of humidity still hanging around out there. we'll check in with gwen in just a little bit. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. we'll get to weather and traffic in just a moment. president obama addressed the democratic national convention. let's go live fox's nicole collins in charlotte with the latest for us. >> good morning. the president made the argument that he rescued the economy from disaster and that the recovery would be compromised for a republican ends up in the white house. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> the president full of zingers slammed republican nominee's mitt romney's policy. >> field a cold come on? take two tax cuts, roll back
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some regulation and call us in the morning. >> one more thing our republican opponents are just dead wrong about. america is not in decline. america is not in decline. >> reporter: the president speaking in the soaring rhetoric the country is now accustomed to, asked voters to rally around a set of goals he wants to achieve in the second term. >> goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security and the deficit. >> reporter: he crittize the republicans for being vague at their convention last week but they say the president's speech fell short of the specifics the obama campaign promised. >> we know he can deliver losty goals. it is wearing thin. >> reporter: the romney campaign responded to the president appear speech before he even made it saying that he failed to create enough jobs in his first term.
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juror thank you so much. gwen is here now to talk about what is happening in the weather department. >> we'll have a pretty nice day ahead. it won't be quite as humid as yesterday and we'll have a lot more sunshine than we had yesterday. we dealt with some clouds yesterday and we had some rain. that kept our temperatures down a little bit. but today, satellite-radar composite as you can see, not much happening on it at all. we had a little bit of fog in our neighborhoods but other than that, things are shaping up very nicely. yesterday, it was 83-degree at reagan national airport. that is where we should be. just about one degree off the mark. 86 at dulles and # 5 at bwi thurgood marshall. we are starting out this morning with temperatures at 73 in annapolis. 69 at baltimore. 73 at quantico. d.c. is at 72. 66 in martinsburg and 67 degrees at dulles. so overall, it will be fairly nice today. mostly sunny. we are looking at 90 degrees. winds from uth the soat five to 10 miles per hour. one our models wants to bring us a little light shower between the 4:00 and 6:00 hour
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to our northwest. then we'll keep an eye on that. so far, i think it is looking pretty good but a wet saturday. guess what. it is not a weekend washout. so we'll have some changing conditions for you then and wait until you see the full seven-day forecast. i think some of our views are might like that. >> i hope so. i'm banking on that seven-day forecast because it has been so rainy. >> we do great with deposits. you just keep doing that. >> all right, james wright. what is happening on the roads this morning. >> we do have some problems to report. let's start off with metrorail and then we'll get to the crew in sky fox. if you are traveling metro's orange line, this is where we had problems with the disabled train university outside of federal triangle. expect on the orange line tea lays head out towards new carrollton and largo until further notice. southbound along 270 coming out of rockville, no problems to
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report cong sntinuith of 370 and 28 headed out towards the lane divide. lanes are open on the southbound spur headed for the beltway conning past river road. we'll take it back inside. this is where the traffic is. it stacks up leaving 109 headed out towards the truck scales before the pace improves. no problems to report if you are traveling in virginia along 66 with the artie ojeda between 28 and the beltway. up bound new york avenue nice and clear leaving bladensburg road headed for the tunnel. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. a look at the morning's other top stories. five dematha high school football players are accused of hiring prostitutes. the washington post reports the alleged incident happened during the team's recent road trip to north carolina. all five player are no longer on the team. the post says two have with drawn from the school. two others will be -- could be expelled and a fifth faces disciplinary action. the district is reporting its first two cases of the west nile virus now. health stills say one person has died from the require us
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and another is in the hospital. -- from the virus and another is in the hospital. this is the worst outbreak of west nile the country has ever seen so what do you need to know about this potentially deadly vier news dr. walks arc former director ever the d.c. department of health will join us live at the 8:00 a.m. hour with some answers. answer we are monitoring metro this morning. major work will impact the red line this weekend. several stations will be closed. shuttle buses will replace red line trains between dupont circle and the noma gallaudet u station. the work continues through system closing sunday night. coming up, drivers have to deal with red light cameras and speed cameras. now, d.c. police have come up with a way to make sure you are following all the traffic rules. >> also, a d.c. police officer accused of making threatening
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ann romney will be in virginia today hollywooding a women for mitt rally at a riding academy in leesburg. the wife the gop presidential nominee recently spoke at the republican national convention. mitt romney and president obama both have campaign stops planned in new hampshire and iowa today senate a d.c. police officer accused of making threatening comments about first lady michelle obama will not be charged by the secret service. the officer allegedly made the comments earlier this summer. the secret service has concluded its investigation into the matter. however, d.c. police chief cathy lanier says interm affairs -- internal affairs is conducting its own investigation. when you drive in the district, there are speed
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cameras and red light cameras. the city is adding about a dozen stop sign cameras. they will catch driver whose don't come to a complete stop. the cameras will be in place by december. fines will start being issued following a 30-day warning period. there you go. another camera to contend with out there. >> good time on the roads in d.c. coming up next, relief for some drivers along one congested stretch of road in northern virginia. >> first, summer isn't done quite yet. another hot and huge you had day on tap for us but we are in for a nice taste of fall soon. i like saying that. fall coming soon to an area near you. gwen has your full forecast up next. anncr: this casino's in west virginia.
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another big test for redskins star robert griffin iii. the team's son opener is sunday against the saints in new orleans.
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griffin's family happened to be from new orleans. you can catch all the action this sunday. our coverage starts at 11:00 a.m. with the pregame at 11:30. the kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. that is all right here this sunday on fox 5. i can't wait. i love to hear the music. >> i like the music too. >> yes. >> you know that also signifies that it is fall because football season is right in time with fall. >> makes you think of putting the chili on, watching the game. >> jumping in some leaves. we need to show that picture of sarah in the leaves. >> i think so too. >> it is a lot of leaves. we're getting close are and closer to that time of year. i think it is like next week with might feel some hints of it. >> i don't know about all of that chili stuff. we are not this yet. we are definitely not there today. we do have some heat heading our way. it will be a hot day today. you might want to put the chill
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on today versus the chili because we are headed into the low 90s for our daytime high. weather headline starting off with a hot day ahead. humidity stick around. not quite as humid today as it was yesterday. we have and sunseteled saturday in our forecast but the weekend is no a washout. so begin with a look here at satellite-radar. nothing to really show you here. there has been a little bit of fog in some areas to the south and west but other than that, not much happening here. and we are headed for a day where we look at it being relatively dry. 72 for d.c. this hour. 69 at baltimore. 65 to the south and fredericksburg. 70 for winchester. 66 for heart inburg and we've got 64 degrees at dulles. -- 66 for martinsburg. we have this major front moving its way in over the course of tomorrow that will be our big weather maker. today, we are talking mostly
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sunny skies. it will be a hot day ahead of this. here is the front that will start to push its way across. as it does on saturday, this is where we'll start to see some pretty widespread showers and some thunderstorms ahead and along this frontal system. now, it looks like there is a chance we could see a little bit in the morning and than we get a break. but by the afternoon, that is going to be our main time of when we'll really see most of this kick in. bear that in mind if you are planning any kind of activities because those storms are expected to be sticking around for the better part of the afternoon hours. here is a look at futurecast for you. one of our models today wants to bring us a little bit of a light shower by around the 4:00 to 6:00 hour here. there is a chance we might see a sprinkle or two. nothing major happening. take a look at saturday. by the time we get to the afternoon hours, before a pretty strong line of storms and rain that will kick through. so a quick look at your seven- day forecast for you. look at the sunshine. julie wright is looking absolutely fabulous once we get past saturday. >> i love all of that sunshine.
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no complaining for me. i'm not heading out of town. on the roads, the lanes are open. the pace is not too bad. we slow south of 109 headed out to the truck scale and then the pace improves and slows again approaching 118 in germantown. here we are live eastbound 66 heavy volume merging in. 95 northbound throwing across the occoquan and 395 here at duke picking up the usual suspects headed out towards seminary road. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. a heads up for drivers in northern virginiaen a new ramp and fly overbridge will open tomorrow directly kenting the del less access highway and the beltway. the hope is it will improve safety and convenience for drivers going to dulles airport
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an anybody using the toll road. it is also meant to ease congestion. d.c. water is still trying to figure out why the bloomingdale neighborhood is experiencing flooding after massive storms. they are exploring the 90,000 square feet of tunnels looking for the reason for the flooding. cyst we have an update on an animal ask in fairfax county. officials say a rabid nutr. a bit and 38-year-old woman. it is a rodent-like animal that looks similar to a beaver. woman is recovering from those injuries. we'll go live to new york for our business beat. find out how optimistic people
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are for a raise in the next year. >> the curiosity has left tire tracks large enough to see from space. these images were taken by a satellite camera. i wonder if they have any red light cameras up there. just kidding. >> 72 degrees outside. doesn't people like it though. a little bit warmer and stickier than that. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. do you think you are getting a raise any time soon? we'll have the results of a new survey talking about that coming up in just aminute lauren simonetti is here with a look at our business beat. >> i want to take a look at
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markets. did you see this yesterday? it was blastoff for stocks. in two hours, we got the big government jobs report for the month of august. so we're waiting for that. but then the european central bank announced a new bond- buying program to save countries like spain and italy and the markets juste roared. europe was up like 4%. asia this morning up 2 and 4%. it is this big global rally. >> i like that he with start off with the good news. now, we need to break some news to people that may not be so good. some people may not be getting a raise next year. >> we are tempering the optimism right now. we should because this jobs report might not impress us. according to a rasmussen poll, 46% of people said they expect to earn the exact same thing as they do now one year from now. and that is actually an improvement. that is the highest level we've seen in bay year in that part of the survey. it is still a pretty low number. want a raise, right?
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you don't want it make the same thing. stagnant growth. >> i guess we have to remember that there are people that are still looking for jobs. >> of course. >> you got to be happy with what you got as well. >> you are probably working harder at your current job because everyone is doing these double shifts an everything else so you would think you can get a little raise for that, right? >> people are getting stretched thin are and thinner these days. that is true. thank you so much. >> enjoy the weekend. >> you too. see you monday. we are just 60 days out now from he other exhad day and neither side has time for a break. juror-- frr election day and neither side -- from election day and neither side has time for a break. president obama hits the campaign trail in two key states today and mitt romney is on the road too. he road too.   fox 5 morning news continues. 4g lte has the fastest speeds.
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s. we say welcome back. this is the last day we are sharing your back to school pictures. check out this little guy. it is isa. mom did take do in some great photo editing of the first day at d.c. prep charter school. you can see there somebody is a little bit cranky. >> get up. rise and shine. that is the ranke face just getting out of the bed but things were looking up including having the class sing happy birthday to him. >> i love that. right next to, it dressed and getting ready. hi face is totally different. >> that is the way i am in the morning at 2:00. i look just like that.
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once i put on my clothes, i'm good to go good to go >> you shouldn't have a cranky face when you look at this. >> we have a pretty nice day on tap for you. we've got nothing much to show you on the satellite-radar composite right now. we've got a weak frontal system to the south. one of our models does want to bring is a very light passing shower between 4:00 and 6:00. it will be a fairly nice day. 7 # degree at reagan national airport. 73 at appear appear list. we've got 69 in baltimore. 66 at frederick, martinsburg,
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manassas and culpeper and we have got 64 degrees at dulles. 90degrees for washington, d.c. 85 at fredericksburg. your wound, we have mixed conditions for you. saturday look like a rainy stormy day but everything clears up by sunday. it will be dry and very pleasant and a little bit cooler. not bad at all. >> let's check in with julie wright now and get the latest on traffic out there. how are things move something i don't they are moving slowly but they are moving. we'll say good morning to the crew in sky fox. they are checking out the drive eastbound along 66 which not only slows in centreville but leaving 50 to 123. tapping the broadcast as you make your way past the vienna metro and continue in past the done lowering metro and past the capital beltway. lanes are open continuing out towards 495. back inside, we need to map out an incident that is tying up
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your commute coming in out of charles county. from la plata south, this is where we have the problem. it is due to a power failure and it is affecting all of the lights between rosewick and 257. this is causing some major tie- ups here. power failure along 301 south of la plata. 395 not so bad. the lanes are open headed for the bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. both president obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, are hitting the campaign trail in new hampshire and iowa today. >> last night, the decembers rapped up their national convention by renominating the president. he accepted his party's presidential nomination for a second term. and he used his 45-minute speech to argue change takes time. >> if you believe that new
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plants and factories can dot our landscape, that new school can provide ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers, if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot and everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same rules, then i need you to vote this november. >> the president also drew cheers when he retraced his steps to halt the economic shied including auto industry bailout that mitt romney opposed. an emotional moment inside the convention hall last night as former congresswoman gabrielle giffords led democrats in saying the pledge of allegiance. take a listen. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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>> give ford was critically wounded last year during a shooting spree in tucson. the west nile virus is plaguing the nation and now the district is reporting its first deadly case. health officials say a second person is in the hospital. these are the first two cases reported in d.c. this year but maryland has seen 21 cases including one confirmed death. last newt, crews in baltimore county sprayed for mosquitos hoping to get rid of some of the inif he canned insects. in virginia, five cases have been reported but none have been fatal. riding on the dulles toll road could get more expensive if the metropolitan washington airports authority has its way. >> the organize wants to increase tolerates to pay for the silver line metro to dulles. it is a move many drivers are not happy about. last night, they got their chance to speak up at the first ever three public hearings by
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the mwaa. people called the increase unfair and worry about traffic on other roads as drivers try to avoid higher tolls. >> a lot of people can't afford those or just refuse to pay that amount so it will cause traffic to spill off on local roads. that is what concerns me. they are already pretty crowded and it is going to be disruptive. >> the proposal calls for doubling the toll by 2015 to $4.50. officials say tolls will have to go up but that the hearings could help identify other funding sources in the future. coming up next, we've got a look at what is new at the movies this weekend. >> kevin mccarthy is live in toronto wherer covering the international film festival. he will have more on his star sightings there and he will have his review of the words. a film that proves it is never a good idea to steal someone
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else's work, as if we needed a movie to validate that. we're back in just a moment.
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welcome back. the new drama, the words, opens at the movies today. it is about a modern day writer who finds an old manuscript and then decides to publish it as his own work. turns out that is not a very good idea. kevin mccarthy is in toronto this morning for the international film festival. he joins us courtesy of the magic of modern technology called skype. good morning. >> how are you? the only thing i'm very depressed about is that i cannot shake your hands i apologize. >> you can see the camera. give me a fake high five on the camera. >> there you go. >> let's talk about this movie. >> the words? >> yes. >> well, this is a film -- this is an amazing idea. the whole idea is that there
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are three different lays are and time periods taking place here. bradley cooper lays right in the mid. his character is a struggling writer. he has writer's block. he doesn't know what to do when he finds this amazing piece of work. he is like what do i do? these are the words that of a wanted to write for so many years. understand up stealing the work, publishing the book as his own and gets very famous off of t but the problem is jeremy irons' character comes in and says dude, you wrote that book back in the '40s. so we travel back to the 40s and moot a young jeremy irons played by ben barnes and also a future aspect of the story. so bradley cooper's story is in the middle time zone and years laterrer, we have dennis quaid writing a become about bradley cooper telling the book. so there are so many did i have report layers involved in the story line. it is codirected by bradley cooper's childhood friend since
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10 years old brian klugman. it is i film that make you think. the asking is great. there are times where it seemed a little bit up realistic but the movie is one where you walk out and you want to think more about what you have just seen and you question how it ends. brad had cooper is so great in the hang overmovies and he is great in comedies. but i think he is a very good dramatic actor. if you saw a movie called limitless, guy does have good range. i think you'll have fun watching it. i gave it a three out of fire. >> cool. you are in toronto. we know you're in toronto. and we know you're at the film festival. tell us about this and what you are doing while you are in toronto. i know you're vague good time. >> yeah, i just got in last night. it is one of the biggest film festivals in the world.
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i believe they say it is its second biggest after cannes. this festival is being opened up by ryan johnston's looper. he is one of the most innovative directors working today inform you saw a film called brick in 2005, i believe, he is just one of those goes that is coming out with original thought-provoking movies and looper, which i cant say too much about, it opens up on september 28th. not since inception have i seen a film that blew my mind as much as looper. that film opened up the festival last night. this hundreds of films here at the festival this year. it is a foreground -- we actually see a lot of movies here that will make huge oscar
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splashes later on this year. i'm seeing a bunch of films. one film called the sessions. and there is the return of joaquin phoenix. this is a festival where you will see a lot of art house movies but a lot of big hollywood film as well. one of the films i'm here to see is anna kareninina. the director is well nope for his different style. he is directing this famous russian novel like a stage play. he shot this entire thing on a
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big stage. it is supposed to be like shooting -- slrs like there are scenes where the stage set-up changes in the mid all of a scene like you are watching an actual stage production. i'm interviewing all of the stars this weekend. >> thank you very much. always good to see you. if you get to halle berry, make sure you tell her i said hi and bring me back a picture. >> i will. awful these interviews will be on fox 5. i'm sitting down also this won't weekend with hellent hunt, william m. macy, bill murray, john hawk, selena gomez, anthony sandberg i'm here for hotel transylvania and the persons of being a wallflower. can you follow mow on twitter -- me on twitter and i'll be tweeting out live from the festival as well. >> thank you very much.
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don't leave me hanging. high five. thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> there we go. >> sarah's got me. >> we have to rush to the weather headlines we want to make sure we get the forecast here. we'll high five it right over here. a hot day ahead. that is what we're talking about. heat today. as well as humidity. but you know what? not quite as humid today as it was yesterday. i'm he speed talking now. an up settle saturday in a moo forecast. we have lots of sunshine ahead for you. wait until you see. in the meantime, here is a look at what is happening today. not much on sat lighted radar composite as you can see. -- on sat lit radar composite as you -- on satellite-radar composite as you can see. 66 at manassas. 64 at dulles and 70 degrees at hagerstown. quantico this hour, already 73 degrees. we have a weak frontal system
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to the south of us. today, hot, plenty of sunshine but take a look at saturday. that is where things start to change. we have this major weather maker out to the west. as we head through into saturday ahead and along this front, we'll see widespread showers and a chance of some thunderstorms. looks like we can see a bit of it starting to kick up maybe a little bit in the early-morning hours. we get a break. we are talking the afternoon where we're talking about quite a soak we are this. be prepared if you have anything planned. behind it though, we'll see a rim of high pressure build in and that will hold us into the course of the rest of wound and into next week. so not bad at all. here is a look at futurecast -- that will hold us into the course of the rest of the weekend and into next week. today, 90 degrees. win from the south, five to 10
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miles per hour. mostly sunny. a hot day. >> one the front gets out of the way, we are back to sunshine and dry conditions. what a great week ahead. >> jerk it is. thank you. >> and tony perkins is here. >> good morning. get my high five in. it is now time for ask tony and tucker, the most popular second- degreement american nothing television. this is the segment where tucker barnes and i put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather- related or otherwise. gwen's head is not big she wants me to point out. today' question comes from d and brianna brooks. what do the speed limitten forced by aircraft signs mean? what type of aircraft and how
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is the information transmitted. good question. i think i know the answer to this question but we decided to go to an expert. we are phoning a friend. joining us on the phone right now is corinne geller. she is a public relations dwrect director for the virginia state police. are you there? >> good morning. >> good morning to you. thank you for joining us. let me say what i think -- at least what it used to be. i don't know if this is still the case. airplanes, i see white lines on the road on the interstate and from what i recall from years ago, airplanes flying over can tell how fast you are going by measuring how long it takes you to go from one of those lines to the next line and then they report that to police on the ground. am i right? >> you are absolutely correct. >> yeah! >> high five. >> high five. >> we are not talking the white lines that divide -- you are talking special wires in a sense. are they some type of a wire, is that correct? >> they are actually just white
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painted lines. >> oh, interesting. >> since the state law went into effect which in virginia allows state police to conduct aerial speed enforcement missions and we have gone around the state and looked at those certain segments of interstate and then there are three white lines painted across them. we have one of our pile it is in a fixed wing aircraft along with another trooper with another unit and they see a speeder come across the first line, they click a button on the unit. when it passes the next point, they click it again. a simple mathematical equation. the trooper radios down and they stop the vehicle and, a ticket. >> do you find that people are paying enough attention to the signs that say aircraft monitoring. >> we get a lot of questions about what it means. and honestly, if the sign makes
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people think twice and slow down, then even the sign itself is almost effective. the bottom line is if you comply with the speed limit, you have nothing to worry about. we find it is effective in congested areas where you are zigzagging back across the interstates. >> it doesn't seem to be a particularly efficient way of doing this. >> it is a bit time and personnel consuming. when after he got heavy traffic and you all have seen the folk that zigzag, it is like playing frogger across the interstate. when you have a trooper stationary trying to pull into thick traffic and catch up with that individual in really heavy volumes of difficult, it is difficult for the trooper to do so. they spot them from overhead. it is very easy to see them making their way through traffic and we can stop them that way. >> i know you have a question but we have limited time. you just mentioned something
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about officers trying to pull into traffic and catch some of these people. you are starting an initiative along with other law enforcement agencies called the move over law. can you tell me what that is exactly? >> sure. that is another sign folks probably see up in the northern virginia area where it is reminding motor i haves of a law that has been on the books since 2002. if you are on the interstate or any road and you see an emergency road whether it is red, blue or yellow, troopers, deputies, police officers, fire. even v-d.o.t. workers, tow truck operators on the side of the road, you are by state law required to move over a lap on give them space or if you can't do that safely, you must pass them cautiously which means slowing it down and being extra alert. we are out there trying to make our roadways as safe as possible. we just ask that motorists reciprocate and pay back the favor by making sure our lives are as safe as possible out
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there too. >> very important. i know that over the years, some 150 law enforcement officers around the country have been killed because of people failing to move over when it is required. thank you very much, corinne geller, public relates director for clearing all that up for us. we appreciate it. >> thanks, guys. >> sorry we didn't have time for your question. >> it was a very good question. >> maybe i can answer it. >> i was wondering if, since we have more speed cameras, are he going to go that route instead of with the aircraft. maybe i can ask corinne off the record. >> we have time for julie wright. we always make time for her. she is here with the latest on traffic. >> sometimes you just don't know what you're going to get, right? on the roads, the crew in sky fox with us checking out the drive northbound i-59 coming in
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from newington headed up towards the capital beltway. you will find your lands are open. no problems have been reported. travel slows across the occoquan leaving 286 to the fsp and headed out to duke street with all lanes open. westbound on the freeway as you approach main avenue, jasmine gave us the heads up of accident activity her at main avenue. head up coming across the anacostia bridges headed over to southbound # 95678 the situation in la plata has within vie -- southbound 95. the situation in la plata has been revolved and power is back o. a familiar face is returning to daytime tv and it is happening right here on fox 5. that is her. ricki lake. her show premier ears this monday at 11:00 a.m. what will she be talking about? we'll find out when we ask her when she comes in and joins us
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live in the 8:00 hour. >> wow! >> thank you to each and every single one of you in here tonight and also to all our fans, friends, family. >> you hear it. crowd going crazy for british boy band one direction. they picked up the before the new artist award last night at the mtv video music awards. the group broke out onto the music scene earlier this year with their hit song, what makes you beautiful. they took home three moon men. i didn't know that is what they were called. >> that makes me think ice, ice baby. rihanna was awarded best video of the year. taylor swift ended the show performing her song, we are never ever getting back
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together. it is all about a relationship, i bet. >> what made you think of that? >> just a guess. >> holly is live this morning with more on adams morgan day. she will give us a preview of all the fun in store for the whole family.
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>> reporter: good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. happy friday to you. as you make your weekend plans, sunday is supposed to be beautiful, so that means it will be the perfect day to come out to the adams morgan day festival. this is the longest running, oldest street festival in the district. what is special about this year is there's a bunch of new. in fact, they're asking you to rediscover adams morgan because there's a lot more for you to discover now. there are new businesses.
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there's a whole new street scape they were working on, and they have a lot of the same family fun as well. we'll give you the information so you can come out and have a little fun this sunday. we're going to have fun ourselves. >> it is friday. >> who knew? >> should have fun. that does it for the 6:00 hour. now, let's send it over to allison and tony. >> happy friday. >> i like that, have fun every day. thanks, guys. coming up on fox 5 morning news, president barack obama making his case for a second term 60 days before voters head to the poll. >> i never said this journey would be easy, and i won't promise that now. yes, our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. yes our road is longer, but we travel it together. >> there it is, a cheering crowd and sendoff into the final stage of this long campaign. a live report from charlotte is s